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Why Does Healthcare Matter?

Affordable health care is an important political topic. Why? It’s the difference between safety, and being at risk of not getting the needed medical care one might need. The thing is, should wealth decide who gets to live? In my personal opinion, everyone should be able to have health care.

The Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) was signed on March 23, 2010. It made it easier to get health insurance. President Donald Trump has fought to “repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a new plan” states NPR. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C) stated, 8.3% of American adults aged 18 and over failed to get the needed medical care due to cost in 2019. This is a devastating issue for many below the poverty line.

In my opinion, former Vice President Joe Biden will do much more for affordable health care than President Donald Trump. “Biden's health care plan centers around reinforcing and expanding the Affordable Care Act” reports NPR. Joe Biden’s health care plan includes many other changes as well. Medicare is a federal health insurance program for those over the age of 65. He plans to lower medicare eligibility age to 60. He also plans to “let undocumented immigrants sign up for unsubsidized coverage” says CNN.

In all, affordable health care matters because it allows many to get the care they need to stay healthy, and not worry about cost. Many below the poverty line cannot get the treatment they need, and this horrible issue must be dealt with permanently and soon. In opinion, President elect Joe Biden will do much more towards getting affordable healthcare for everyone in just four years than Donald Trump would do in eight years. Health care should matter to everyone. Those without it are at greater risk, and they deserve to have health care.

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